- Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga says the DA needs a better strategy for campaigning than ANC bashing
- He wants to be the party's next federal chair, taking over from Athol Trollip
- Msimanga believes the DA needs to learn to communicate better
Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga has warned the Democratic Alliance (DA) that “bashing of the African National Congress (ANC) 24/7”, will hinder its chances of success in the 2019 elections.
Msimanga intends to campaign to be the party’s next federal chair when the DA holds its congress next week.
If his campaign is successful, Msimanga will take over from Athol Trollip as the party’s federal chair.
Briefly.co.za learned that Msimanga wants to change a few things if he takes over, including the party’s culture of deriding the ANC.
“We need to stop this issue of ANC bashing.
“I want to see a more focused campaign. The ANC is now showing chances of getting a two-thirds majority.”
This change may be necessary, given Zuma is no longer in power, and Cyril Ramaphosa is so far doing what he said he would in terms of rooting out corruption.
Msimanga admitted that the party was once at some point concerned about the so-called “Ramaphoria”.
He added that the DA needs to improve its internal communications, and indicated he was unhappy with how the party handled the Patricia de Lille saga.
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